Ed. note: An earlier version of this story indicated the law would go into effect in July 2016. The story has been updated to correct the error.
Starting in July 2017, Indiana will become the first state in the nation maintaining a child abuse offender registry,
The new law tracks anyone who has ever been convicted in Indiana of child neglect – or physical or sexual abuse of a child.
The Offender Registry will be maintained by the Division of State Court Administration.